Example of two aircraft remaining in the pattern

I’m going to play out a scenario. You’re controlling KSSC, Shaw AFB. Runway 04L and 04R are in use. We’re going to fly two patterns. Get out a pen and paper and draw this scenario as you follow along.

N623KB is on left crosswind for runway 04L and G-9320 is on left downwind for runway 04L. They have just taken off and are remaining in the pattern.

Controller: N623KB, number 2, traffic to follow is on left downwind
N623KB: Number 2, traffic to follow is on left downwind, N623KB
Controller: G-9320, number 1, Cleared for the option, Runway 04L
G-9320: Number 1, Cleared for the option, Runway 04L, G-9320
Controller: N623KB, number 2, Cleared for the option, Runway 04L
N623KB: Number 2, Cleared for the option, Runway 04L, N623KB

N623KB and G-9320 both do a touch and go, G-9320 is on left downwind and N623KB is upwind.

Controller: G-9320, number 1, Cleared for the option, Runway 04L
G-9320: Number 1, Cleared for the option, Runway 04L, G-9320
N623KB: N623KB, requesting change to runway 04R
Controller: N623KB, enter right downwind, Runway 04R
N623KB: Enter right downwind, Runway 04R, N623KB
Controller: N623KB, number 1, Runway 04R, Cleared for the option, after the option, make right traffic
N623KB: Number 1, Cleared for the option, Runway 04R, N623KB

Both N623KB and G-9320 are on downwind.

G-9320: G-9320, requesting change to runway 04R
Controller: G-9320, Enter left base Runway 04R, number 2, traffic to follow is on right downwind
G-9320: Enter left base runway 04R, number 2, traffic to follow is on right downwind, G-9320
Controller: G-9320, Number 2, Runway 04R, cleared for the option, after the option, make right traffic
G-9320: Number 2, Cleared for the option, Runway 04R, G-9320
N623KB: N623KB is on right downwind, full stop
Controller: Roger
G-9320: G-9320 is on left downwind, full stop
Controller: Roger

Both N623KB and G-9320 land.

That is an example of what is expected when sequencing aircraft, re-sequencing, issuing pattern entries and clearances with more then one aircraft in the pattern.

October 29, 2019 by Kyle Boas